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Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Truck Shop, Nov 17, 2021.

  1. Hallback

    Hallback Senior Member

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    Oh how I wish I was born in the 40s.....
     
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    Then you would wish you were born in the 30's. lol
     
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    Very true.
    I'm just tired of grown "men" who are lazy, miss days because they are sick every other week, zero accountability for anything and don't strive to produce more than they did yesterday.

    Ok, Rant over.

    For now.
     
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    @Hallback you'd like the the-woods-are-his-life old boy here in the neighborhood- in his 80's and rides around on a 4x4 ATV "checking up" on the single old ladies and stopping by the shops of the guys he's decided aren't girly-boys. I've never seen him not wearing worn-in greased up leather lace logger boots, frayed bottom jeans, hickory shirt. He wanted in the game the worst way with the fires last summer, come by with maps he'd printed up of the fire lines.
     
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    Tell me about it, It's why I'm glad for being born in the 50's. Not long for me to move on.
     
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    I suppose that attitude might come from parents who figured their kid was never going to go through what they had to. Grandpa lived through two world wars and traveled this country by hopping on freight trains. Dad went through the second world war as did all my uncles and two of them went through Korea as well. I hit the lotto and missed Vietnam by a year or so and my kids only heard about Reagan's little skirmishes for popularity and watched from afar the mess that is the middle east. My son in law volunteered to go to both of the sand boxes and work in the hospitals and I'm proud of that. His character really shows through. Not too many others impress me now days, but there are a few.

    So maybe we need to reinstitute the draft and force a period of national service on all citizens? But then you would have all the high school constitutional scholars claiming that it would be a violation of their rights.
     
  7. dieseldog5.9

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    Golden Road possibly?
     
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    I think that guy is out of fort Kent so I would guess that he’s probably hauling out of the allagash. Maybe the realty road.
     
  9. camptramp

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    The more educated and pampered our society becomes with numerous safety nets available to those who choose to dilly dally through life , the more Mechanized technology and artificial intelligence is taking over our labour force .
    I'm not saying there are no hard working folks out there , because there are . But few are willing to get out in the elements and shed a little sweat to bring home a pay cheque . Prior to the 1950's there were few safety nets and a good man was embarrassed to live on welfare . Sometime in the 1960's a segment of our population discovered they could live on Welfare and /or Unemployed Insurance . Things have been on a long downhill run since then .
    In the 1930's workers would litterly fight for a "Job" and be productive to hold a "Job" , now there are "Help Wanted" signs everywhere you look . While able body souls panhandle on the same street .
    Here is one for you Hallback a Woods foreman Bob Robertson had a caption taped to his pickup headliner above the rear view mirror " Man has never been known to drown in his own sweat "
     
  10. Truck Shop

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    The days of going the extra mile have long been gone. I think of it as something as simple
    as this, {you see a nail on the ground in front of you-are you going to pick it up? The tire
    you save might be your own.
     
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    I'm with you on that one . When I was in the woods every bit of wire or rail road spike's (some of our haul roads were former Rail Grades)I seen was tossed away over the lower side of road . When I drove Gravel Truck in town , if I had any idle time , it was spent picking up nails or anything that could get in a tire . And some people actually questioned what I was doing . And I ended up with a fair supply of nail's and screw's . LOL
     
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    You guys are exactly right! When the guys cut off the tails from splicing and just drop them there on the landing it infuriates me throw the stuff over the hill, throw it in the back of the bus and throw it in the dumpster at our shop. Take 5 minutes and pick the place up so our landing doesn't look like Harlem. People are just flat lazy. There are some good workers but when I started in the woods you had to fight for your job and outrun the next guy to keep it. Now if somebody shows up 4 days a week they act like you owe them the world
     
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    When I was in my 20's in the 70's drank my share but never missed a days work. Now a days any reason not to go to work is all they need to blow a shift.
     
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    Now that is an interesting way to run around picking up small corners and ROW...
     
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    A truck I used to drive for awhile. KTA 550 with a 6&4 Nice truck!
     
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    It is interesting all right, picking off rubber. I do it when moving in and out of jobs. It can get a little hairy!
     
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    I would think they are picking up logs on the road side , lost off loaded trucks on way to dump .There may not be a brow log near the loading site to off load the log loader over the side of lowbed . And walking those old track machines any distance would be slow and costly . But I sit here and cringe thinking of the strain on the lowbed and truck suspension , that is a Washington TL15 and probably weights between 80-90 tons . If you have ever walked a log loader that big on to a drop center lowbed , when you hit center you feel it and when you swing around to have the boom and counter weight to line up with the lowbed , it tends to sway side to side . I suspect the operator is getting quite a ride .
     
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